Signed Edition Sweepstakes
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 30, 2014

Benjamin Parzybok: IMG A Brief History of Video Games Played by Mayors, Presidents, and Emperors



Brandon Bartlett, the fictional mayor of Portland in my novel Sherwood Nation, is addicted to playing video games. In a city he's all but lost... Continue »
  1. $11.20 Sale Trade Paper add to wish list

    Sherwood Nation

    Benjamin Parzybok 9781618730862

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$28.00
New Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
25 Remote Warehouse Self Help- General

Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever (Harvest Original)

by

Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever (Harvest Original) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Bestselling author and literacy expert Mem Fox reveals the incredible emotional and intellectual impact reading aloud to children has on their ability to learn to read.

All parents want and expect their children to learn to read, but few realize they can get their kids on the road to reading long before they start school simply by reading aloud to them every day. With passion and humor, acclaimed author and internationally respected literacy expert Mem Fox tells readers how she herself became aware of the astonishing effects that reading aloud and bonding through books have on very young children.

She speaks of when, where, and why to read aloud and demonstrates how to read aloud to best effect and how to get the most out of a read-aloud session. She walks readers through the three secrets of reading which together make reading possible. She gives guidance on defining, choosing, and finding good books and closes with tips on dealing effectively with the challenges that sometimes arise when children are learning to read.

Filled with practical advice, activities, and inspiring true read-aloud miracles, this book is a must for every parent-and for anyone interested in how children learn to read.

Synopsis:

The must-have guide to reading with children, now in a new and revised edition

and#160;

Best-selling children's author and internationally respected literacy expert Mem Fox reveals the incredible emotional and intellectual impact reading aloud to children has on their ability to learn to read. With passion and humor, Fox speaks of when, where, and why to read aloud and demonstrates how to read aloud to best effect and get the most out of a read-aloud session. She discusses the three secrets of reading, offers guidance on defining and choosing good books, andand#8212;for this new editionand#8212;includes two new chapters on boy readers and phonics, a foreword, and a list of "Twenty Books That Children Love." Filled with practical advice, activities, and inspiring true read-aloud miracles, this book is a turn-to classic for educators and parents.

About the Author

Mem Fox is the author of many popular books for children and adults, including Time for Bed, Sleepy Bears, Possum Magic, and Radical Reflections: Passionate Opinions on Teaching, Learning, and Living. A former professor of literacy education, she lives in Adelaide, South Australia.

Judy Horacek is a well-known Australian cartoonist and writer. In addition to writing and illustrating her own books, she creates cartoons that appear

regularly in national magazines. She lives in Dickson, Australia.

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword   xi

Chapter One
The Foot Book Miracle   1

Chapter Two
The Magic in Action   5

Chapter Three
Birth, Brains, and Beyond   13

Chapter Four
The Power   25

Chapter Five
Keep It Regular   31

Chapter Six
And Do It Like This   39

Chapter Seven
Getting the Most Out of It   53

Chapter Eight
The Proof   75

Chapter Nine
The First Secret of Reading:
The Magic of Print   79

Chapter Ten
The Second Secret of Reading:
The Magic of Language   87

Chapter Eleven
The Third Secret of Reading:
The Magic of General Knowledge   103

Chapter Twelve
What Happens When the Three Secrets
of Reading Come Together?   109

Chapter Thirteen
"Book! Book! Book!"   125

Chapter Fourteen
Television: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly   143

Chapter Fifteen
Troubleshooting   149

Chapter Sixteen
Phokissing on Fonix   157

Chapter Seventeen
Boys and Reading   173

Twenty Books That Children Love   191

Acknowledgments   193

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

jgodlesky, May 23, 2007 (view all comments by jgodlesky)
This is a truly great read for anyone in the field of education, as well as parents with young or school-age children. Fox's ideas and experiences are inspiring and motivational, while her writing is real and accessible. A great resource for teachers in training.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No

Product Details

ISBN:
9780151006243
Author:
Horacek, Judy
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Illustrator:
Horacek, Judy
Author:
Fox, Charles
Author:
U. J
Author:
Fox
Author:
dy Horacek
Author:
Horacek, Judy
Subject:
Activities
Subject:
Children
Subject:
Child Development
Subject:
Children's Literature
Subject:
Children's Literature - Storytelling
Subject:
Storytelling
Subject:
Oral reading
Subject:
Education
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Edition Description:
Second Edition, Updated and Revised
Series:
Harvest Original
Publication Date:
20010931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Black-and-white line art throughout
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 9.99 lb

Other books you might like

  1. The Four Agreements: A Practical...
    Used Hardcover $8.95
  2. Teen Addiction (Contemporary Issues... New Trade Paper $37.50
  3. Paddle to the Sea
    Used Trade Paper $5.95
  4. Gingerbread Baby Used Book Club Hardcover $1.95
  5. Winterkill Used Mass Market $3.95
  6. How the Scots Invented the Modern... Used Hardcover $9.95

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Drama » Performing Arts » Storytelling
Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » General
Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » Learning
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » General
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General

Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever (Harvest Original) New Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$28.00 In Stock
Product details 208 pages Harcourt - English 9780151006243 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The must-have guide to reading with children, now in a new and revised edition

and#160;

Best-selling children's author and internationally respected literacy expert Mem Fox reveals the incredible emotional and intellectual impact reading aloud to children has on their ability to learn to read. With passion and humor, Fox speaks of when, where, and why to read aloud and demonstrates how to read aloud to best effect and get the most out of a read-aloud session. She discusses the three secrets of reading, offers guidance on defining and choosing good books, andand#8212;for this new editionand#8212;includes two new chapters on boy readers and phonics, a foreword, and a list of "Twenty Books That Children Love." Filled with practical advice, activities, and inspiring true read-aloud miracles, this book is a turn-to classic for educators and parents.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.